Josh Liss

liss250  Josh LissSkokie native Josh Liss has been the sports director and morning sports anchor at WBBM since August of 1998. He studied broadcast journalism at Columbia College in Chicago, earning his degree in 1995.

While in college, Josh began his career producing and reporting for Sports Radio Nightly, an all-night sports network that aired on WVVX 103.1FM. In 1994 Josh began an internship at WMAQ 670-AM and worked his way up to full time afternoon drive sports anchor in 1995.

“I was an intern, a part-timer, then a full-timer working my way up with odd hours and miscellaneous assignments,” Josh said of his prior work at WMAQ. “I was fortunate to work with a marvelous cast of talent at ‘Q’; Lou Canellis, Jeff Joniak, Red Motlow, Steve Olken, Tom Greene, Brian Davis, Peggy Kusinski, Dave Pasch, Andrew Siciliano and others.”

Josh has won numerous awards during his career, including Associated Press, Illinois Broadcasters Association and Peter Lisagor honors for sports anchoring and reporting.

Josh resides in Evanston with his wife and two sons.

John Fox: ‘Plenty Of Areas’ To Focus On For Improvement

“Just get better,” Bears coach John Fox says of an 0-2 start.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2015

Joan Benoit Samuelson Back For Chicago Marathon With A New Goal

Thirty years after her Chicago Marathon victory, Joan Benoit Samuelson is training hard for a return engagement.


Fox Disappointed To Lose Debut But Says Bears Can Build On Loss To Packers

Fox also indicated there was some regret in not giving Matt Forte the ball on a key fourth-quarter goal-line series.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2015

Thayer: Bears Must ‘Play A Perfect Game’ To Beat Packers

With the Bears in rebuilding mode, and the Packers among the Super Bowl favorites again this year, Chicago can’t afford to make mistakes in the season opener at Soldier Field.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2015

William 'The Refridgerator' Perry

Listen: Bears Legend William Perry Reflects On Career, Health & More

Perry says his health is “well.”

CBS Chicago–09/10/2015

John Fox Manages Expectations Heading Into Tough Opening Schedule

As the Bears prepare for a big test against the Packers, coach John Fox is offering no bold promises or predictions.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2015

Marathon Champ Deena Kastor Feels Sorry For “Misguided” Runners Who Doped In Order To Win

Deena Kastor, Chicago Marathon 2005 Champion, was in town August 5 – 6 to meet with Marathon participants.


Trestman Gives His Staff A Vote Of Confidence

“I am extrememly confident in our staff,” Marc Trestman says.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2014

Trestman: On Second Thought, Maybe Put McCown In Sooner

A day after coming up just short in a 21-19 loss to the Lions, Bears head coach Marc Trestman said it might have helped to replace ailing quarterback Jay Cutler with backup Josh McCown sooner than he did.

WBBM Newsradio–11/11/2013

Trestman On Cutler Injury: ‘We’ll Know More Later This Morning’

The Bears don’t know yet how long quarterback Jay Cutler will be out after suffering a groin injury in Sunday’s loss to the Redskins, but head coach Marc Trestman said the quarterback is headed for an MRI on Monday morning.

WBBM Newsradio–10/21/2013

Trestman: Haven’t Put Together A Full 60 Minutes

The Bears have looked good in spurts, and they’ve looked bad in spurts in their first five games under new head coach Marc Trestman.


Trestman: Melton’s Knee Injury To Be Evaluated Today

Bears coach Marc Trestman said he’s “really not sure” how serious Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton’s knee injury is.

WBBM Newsradio–09/23/2013

Trestman: Game-Winning TD Drive ‘Couldn’t Have Been Better’

Bears coach Marc Trestman said the team’s game-winning touchdown drive against the Vikings on Sunday “couldn’t have been better,” but there are definitely improvements the team needs to make going forward.

WBBM Newsradio–09/16/2013

Bill Cartwright To Speak at Prologue Graduation

Former Bulls star Bill Cartwright is giving back .

WBBM Newsradio–06/14/2013

Emery: We Will Be Patient In Coaching Search

Time is valuable when hiring a new head coach, but don’t expect the Bears to make any hasty decisions when searching for Lovie Smith’s replacement.

WBBM Newsradio–01/03/2013

Thayer: Bears Can Capitalize On Seahawks’ Road Woes

Life can be difficult for a rookie quarterback on the road, and that’s exactly how life has been for Seahawks rookie signal caller Russell Wilson.

WBBM Newsradio–11/30/2012

Thayer: Even With Campbell, Bears Can Beat 49ers

As the Bears travel to San Francisco in a key NFC matchup on Monday night, analyst Tom Thayer has a message about the 6-2-1 49ers.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2012

Lovie Smith On Fan Support In Nashville: It Was Soldier Field South

Bears fans have been flocking to road games all season, but head coach Lovie Smith said the fan support during Sunday’s 51-20 road win in Nashville was especially noticeable.

WBBM Newsradio–11/05/2012

Thayer: Underdog Titans Still Dangerous

The 3-5 Titans might be 3-point underdogs when they host the Bears on Sunday, but WBBM Bears Radio analyst Tom Thayer says they’re still a dangerous team.

WBBM Newsradio–11/02/2012

Lovie: Forte Does Not Have A High Ankle Sprain

The Bears’ loss to the Packers on Thursday not only cost them the momentum they had created with their season opening win over the Colts, it might have cost them the services of running back Matt Forte for a bit.

WBBM Newsradio–09/17/2012



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